Priolepis limbatosquamis (Gosline, 1959)
Rimmed-scaled goby
Priolepis limbatosquamis
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  2.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 26 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: confined to the Hawaiian and Johnston islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. This species differs in having the following characters: prominent, dark-edged, pupil-diameter light band, starting under the pectoral-fin base and continuing across the nape; low ray counts, dorsal-fin with 9 and anal-fin with 8; posterior nasal opening 2-3 times the diameter of the anterior opening; reduced number of sensory papillae in the paired longitudinal nasal-interorbital row, 3 or 4 per row (vs. 5-7 per row) (Ref. 10753).
Biology:  Benthic in reefs (Ref. 58302).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 11.07.00
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 03.01.08

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